Healthy eating during the holidays? UP webinar shows how

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

Filipinos love Christmas. It’s long been a tradition that the whole country instantly switches into a cheery holiday mood once the- ber months come. But what people love more than the holidays itself are the festivities—the numerous handaan and salo-salo with relatives, office Christmas parties, and the perfect noche buena and media noche meals with the family.

Often, we get carried away during these gatherings. Who can say no to delicious food? One might even say, “It’s Christmas!” as an excuse to binge-eat. Yet despite all this, one must practice healthy eating habits—taking in a balanced diet, drinking lots of water, and sleeping well.

How can everyone eat healthier and get their families to do the same during the holiday season? Is this even possible? Actually, yes. 

This December 2, from 12nn to 2 pm, the University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH), National Telehealth Center (NTC), and cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), would like to invite you to join the fight against C.O.V.I.D—current COVID-19 problems, other outbreaks, viruses, infections, and disasters.

This episode of UP’s “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar series, titled “P.A.S.K.O. NA N.A.M.A.N.: Healthy Holiday Eating,” will revolve around enjoying the holidays but still staying and eating healthy. The panel will include Dr. Virgith Buena, a well-known dietician/nutritionist practicing at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center, and Niña Marie Corpuz, a veteran broadcast journalist at the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.

Dr. Stella Marie Jose, Deputy Director for Health Operations at UP-PGH, will deliver the closing remarks and synthesis.

Register here and catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter account, TVUP’s YouTube channel, and Facebook page.

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